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Ambient intelligence through Wireless Ad-hoc Control Networks

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Abstract


  • The potential of Wireless Ad-hoc Control Networks (WACNets) in realising

    ambient intelligence in a home environment is explored in this paper. The main objective is

    to achieve energy and resource efficiency while maintaining optimal comfort. WACNets is

    a novel concept developed by the Centre for Intelligent Mechatronics Research at the

    University of Wollongong for the purpose of providing a framework for highly distributed,

    intelligent wireless control networks. A WACNet consists of intelligent nodes developed

    on the IEEE 1451 Smart Sensor and ZigBee standards. The WACNet platform is fully selforganizing

    and employs a mesh of star-topology clusters. The development of an intelligent

    behaviour- learning control algorithm running on WACNet is described in this paper. The

    learning algorithm is part of an application which aims at reducing the consumption of

    resources (such as electricity and water). The main objective of this research project is to

    embed on a WACNet an algorithm capable of learning the factors influencing the use of

    resources. The WACNet acts as a platform for a highly distributed implementation of

    agent-based human behaviour learning algorithm, using fuzzy logic. The concept of

    WACNet is introduced and the test-bed developed for its study is explained. The suitability

    of WACNets in creating ambient intelligence in a home environment is addressed. A

    computer simulation developed to demonstrate the concept of fuzzy learning is presented,

    along with the results of the first test-bed experiments. Finally, some conclusions are

    drawn.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Desmet, A., Naghdy, F. & Ros, M. 2007, ''Ambient intelligence through Wireless Ad-hoc Control Networks'', International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, Causal Productions [for] IEEE, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 1-15.

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Place Of Publication


  • Adelaide, Australia

Abstract


  • The potential of Wireless Ad-hoc Control Networks (WACNets) in realising

    ambient intelligence in a home environment is explored in this paper. The main objective is

    to achieve energy and resource efficiency while maintaining optimal comfort. WACNets is

    a novel concept developed by the Centre for Intelligent Mechatronics Research at the

    University of Wollongong for the purpose of providing a framework for highly distributed,

    intelligent wireless control networks. A WACNet consists of intelligent nodes developed

    on the IEEE 1451 Smart Sensor and ZigBee standards. The WACNet platform is fully selforganizing

    and employs a mesh of star-topology clusters. The development of an intelligent

    behaviour- learning control algorithm running on WACNet is described in this paper. The

    learning algorithm is part of an application which aims at reducing the consumption of

    resources (such as electricity and water). The main objective of this research project is to

    embed on a WACNet an algorithm capable of learning the factors influencing the use of

    resources. The WACNet acts as a platform for a highly distributed implementation of

    agent-based human behaviour learning algorithm, using fuzzy logic. The concept of

    WACNet is introduced and the test-bed developed for its study is explained. The suitability

    of WACNets in creating ambient intelligence in a home environment is addressed. A

    computer simulation developed to demonstrate the concept of fuzzy learning is presented,

    along with the results of the first test-bed experiments. Finally, some conclusions are

    drawn.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Desmet, A., Naghdy, F. & Ros, M. 2007, ''Ambient intelligence through Wireless Ad-hoc Control Networks'', International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, Causal Productions [for] IEEE, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 1-15.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1637&context=engpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/600

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 15

Place Of Publication


  • Adelaide, Australia